By the Numbers: UPset!

Paul Lintag on Sep 25, 2017 08:00 PM
By the Numbers: UPset!
There's nowhere to go but up.

Down goes defending champion De La Salle University. And all you non La Sallians can thank the University of the Philippines.

That's right, the Fighting Maroons pulled off one of the better UAAP upsets in recent memory last weekend and this edition of By Numbers is all about remembering that awesome feat.

Okay, we'll include other stuff from the other games last week but come, UP beating mighty La Salle?

There's nowhere to go but up.

 

30

Number of points scored by Paul Desiderio against La Salle, a new career high.

Desiderio's output is also the most by a UP player since 2003, the previous high was 29 points by Marvin Cruz 11 years ago.

Desiderio burned the champs with six treys, he also added six rebounds and five assists for good measure.

Maybe he said "Atin to" again during the game. He had to.

 

16

Number of triples made by the Fighting Maroons against La Salle, tied for most since 2003.

The other two teams that buried that many treys were UST in 2010 and Adamson in 2006.

It took the Fighting Maroons a record shooting performance to topple the defending champions but that also means that La Salle is still the team to beat and UP is more than capable of doing that.

They already did, right?

 

5

Number of points scored by Aljun Melecio against UP.

After leading La Salle in scoring during the absence of Ben Mbala, Melecio sure came out flat against the Fighting Maroons.

Maybe it was just an off night? We'll find out soon.

 

17

Number of steals by Adamson's Jerie Pingoy through four games, most in the league.

Pingoy has been a master snatcher so far, dominating the UAAP in the category. The number two guy on the list only has eight.

Watch out when you're being guarded by Pingoy.

 


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